NOTE: This is a planning meeting for the 3-day Yosemite Trail Run on 3/15-3/17: http://www.meetup.com/San-Francisco-Trail-Runners/events/100716552/?_af_eid=100716552&a=uc1_vm&_af=event
The Yosemite Trip is upon us in less than two weeks (yikes! Time flies when you're training for a Marathon!).
In the event you can't make this meetup and you are reserved for the Yosemite Trip, you need to have someone there you trust that can do the following:
1) Pay your initial $25
2) Represent your Carpool Plan
3) Represent your tent plan
4) Negotiate your cleanup plan (sorry, you have to convince me you can cook face to face)
5) Report back to you the details of the meeting.
I need to call a meeting Saturday 3/9/13 at noon at The Warming Hut Chrissy Field: http://goo.gl/maps/trrKX. If someone has an alternate location, I'm open to a change...say a house, office, room in Sports Basement...but until further notice...The Warming Hut.
Topics we need to cover:
Dues: $25 to hold your place. Please bring Cash and we'll check it off on a list. This will be in addition to $25-50 due at Yosemite.
Carpools: We should all work out our carpools! We can bring more than six cars but (1) lets hope we don't have to and (2) The additional cars will have to park at Curry Village (a mile a way).
Tents: It is unfortunate but we are limited to 6 tents. :( Which means: three people per tent. :( :(. If you plan to break this either arrange for a 4 person tent to accomodate your two person tent or risk a hefty fine from a park ranger and having to take down your tent in the middle of the night and imposing on others for a place to sleep. A ranger friend at GGNRA tells me that the Yosemite rangers are going to take more steps to eliminate campground over-use.
Food: Cooking for 6 I could do myself. Cooking for 18 is a different matter... So, we need to plan meals, cooks and cleaners. And the volume of food for 18 is impressive. For example spagetti and meat balls Friday Night will be 4 pounds of spagetti and 90 meat balls, spagetti sause and parmesan cheese. We have the following meals to plan:
1) Friday Night
2) Saturday Breakfast
3) Saturday Lunch
4) Saturday Dinner
5) Sunday Brakfast
6) Sunday Bag Lunch
(Oh look, 3X6 = 18) so lets have 3 person teams: 3 teams of cooks and 3 teams of cleaners each taking two meals.
It's not only an impressive amount of food, it's an impressive amount of kitchen equipment. To keep it simple, I think we should (gulp) use paper plates and plastic utensils. However, perhaps we can raid a couple of Good Will/Salvation Army stores for 18 utensil sets and plates....and maybe some big-o pots and pans.
We need a second Colman White Gas stove.
Personal Gear Checklist:
1) Warm sleeping bag.
2) Matres (Thermal-rest style)
4) Rain Clothes
5) Saturday Outfit - Pants, Shirt, Trow.
6) Sunday Outfit
7) Sweat Shirt (pile)
8) Sweat Pants (pile--not nylon!)
5) Emergency Dry Clothes - Plan to not use and keep emergency dry clothes in a sealed plastic bag.
6) Warm Winter Jacket and warm pants. Yes. It may be cold. Please be prepared. Even if it's only down to 40 (probable at this point) you'll thank me in the morning if you have this. Keep in mind, you're probably a distance runner which means you probably have low body fat and don't hold heat well.
7) Water bottles or other Hydration Plan with drink, drink mixes...
9) First Aid Kit
10) Flashlight(s) for running and in camp.
11) Whistle - For emergencies and bears.
12) Anything I may have forgotten.